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  1. MDS - SURVEY DEFICIENCY
    *Singing* I'm so glad I'm a Canadian nurse...........LOL!:D
    Jul 11, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. discouraged and want to quit nursing
    I'm so sorry you had a bad evaluation this morning....it happens to the best of us... The thing to remember is that you are a GOOD nurse, and likely a great charge nurse. See, the problem is that...
    Jul 11, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. "Nursing homes" giving nurses a bad rap
    WOW, M2B...as the others have said....you have a lot to learn... I feel so sorry for you, and, even more sorry for your residents, should you find it necessary to work in long term care in the...
    Jun 22, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. She's making me nutz.....
    Catsrule...by friends and loved ones?? Sure...all the time. I don't mind a bit. Oh, and...surveyors..HAH...one MORE reason I like nursing in CANADA eh..LOL ;) Actually..our accreditation was...
    Jun 18, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. She's making me nutz.....
    YES, HeatherP...what you wrote above was my point EXACTLY! :) Now..am I the "other" Heather or are you? LOL ;)
    Jun 16, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. She's making me nutz.....
    No no no, bigred...it's not the "dear", "Hon", or "nana"s that I object to!! It's the way my particular staff member treats my elderly residents by doing things like SPELLING words around them...re...
    Jun 14, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. She's making me nutz.....
    Alright..this may be a gripe more appropriate to another board, but... I have a staff member that consistently treats my residents like children. She talks to them like they're five. OMG, the...
    Jun 13, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. falls
    Sure, Jane...families SHOULD take care of their own...what of those who CAN'T? It's sad, yes, to see the end of a life reduced to a few pictures and their favourite chair in their "new home"...but,...
    Jun 13, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. crushing pills
    The only thing BANGING accomplishes is to wreck the med cups or package that the pill is in...I find that "rolling" the pounder thingy (mortar? pestle? which??) is more effective anyway...smooshes...
    Jun 13, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. LTC,  DEATH AND DYING
    No...it never gets "easier"...God forbid that there ever be a day when I don't feel sad at the passing of a resident. HOWEVER...I always remind myself that this is what I DO..this is what I CHOSE. ...
    Jun 12, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Nurses Week--What did you get?
    What did I get for Nurse's Week? Same thing as every week...I got screwed.. :p HAHA..kidding...lemme see..I got a votive candle and holder...I think it was from the dollar store...AND, it was from...
    May 20, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. bsn, adn, lpn tryouts
    Well, personally, I thought it was hilarious. Thanks for sharin' that!! If we can't laugh, what do we have left??
    Apr 30, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  13. Way To Go!!!!
    Hey all...I was just reading thru some posts (haven't been here in a while..too busy!!) and I just wanna "congratulate" all of you on your POSITIVE attitudes and wonderful states of mind concerning...
    Feb 15, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. advice for preceptorship in LTC
    Hi Stefani...EXCELLENT field to get into..I love geriatrics. Can I give you a word of advice? Don't go into your clinical all brushed up on "disorders" alone... Take a look at the residents from...
    Feb 15, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Cover-ups aka bibs versus cloth napkins
    We have run the gamut of napkins, "bibs", whatever you want to call them. We have found that it is most cost effective AND most practical to use the terry-cloth tie-on ones. We tried the...
    Feb 15, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Nurse's Week.  Whadya get?
    Nurses' Week?? It was Nurses' Week?? What the....?? I guess my administrators didn't get that memo... http://allnurses.com/bb/wink.gif
    May 17, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. on call pay
    $1.30/hr...REGULAR pay for the first 3 hours if called in...time and a half for the rest, IF you have to stay. *sigh* http://allnurses.com/bb/rolleyes.gif
    May 15, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. BAC
    BAC
    We used to bet on bili levels in the newborns on obstetrics...now that I'm in geriatrics, we bet on things like what kind of pinning the recent fracture will get... gluco checks... which family...
    Apr 20, '00
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Chronic Verbal Abuse by MD
    We had a doc in our facility who felt he was God's gift to medicine. He STILL runs rough-shod over MOST of the nurses. He USED to do it to me until one day we were having a phone conversation and...
    Apr 1, '00
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Why are dayshift nurses so grouchy?
    I have worked all three shifts. I KNOW I am grumpier during the day!! That's a Depends-full that days are busier!! My nights are WAY busy...I make them that way!! LOL Seriously, in LTC, a LOT of...
    Mar 11, '00
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Popularity contest
    http://allnurses.com/bb/cool.gif Well, you all...THANKS for your input. After some "discussion" -- okay, the staff circulated a petition amongst themselves against the idea and gave it to management...
    Mar 3, '00
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Popularity contest
    THIS one just gets my dander up, all... I need to know if I am off the wall, here. The facility I work at has now come up with the BRILLIANT idea to have an "employee of the month". ...
    Feb 27, '00
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Current concepts in wound care
    Judy...I love that website...You can ask anything, and SOMEONE will answer ya! Dr. Freedline has just added a bunch of new forums that should go active by the end of the month, and Liza Ovington is...
    Feb 24, '00
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Would you answer this ad?
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!! You had me hooked right up to "Polite physicians"!!! Then I KNEW it was too good to be true!! *sigh* http://allnurses.com/bb/wink.gif
    Feb 18, '00
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Opening Sharps Containers
    I would be SO insulted!! I would also be VERY loathe to count dirty needles...that is just stupid to me. Just my humble opinion, as usual... Heather http://allnurses.com/bb/smile.gif
    Feb 17, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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